Chris Eaton

Senior Attorney


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Chris Eaton is a senior attorney with the Oceans Program. He first joined Earthjustice as an associate attorney with the Rocky Mountain office in 2014.

After graduating from Williams College with a B.A. in biology and environmental studies, Chris worked as a field biologist studying salmon in Alaska and sea turtles in Costa Rica and Florida. He received his M.S. from the University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences where he examined resource use by juvenile salmon in the Columbia River estuary.

Chris obtained his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2013. He externed with a tribal representation firm in Michigan and interned with the U.S. Department of Justice and Earthjustice’s Northwest office during the summer. Chris clerked for the Alaska Supreme Court in Fairbanks following law school.

When not in the office, Chris enjoys hiking, cooking, and playing ice hockey.

The Latest by Chris Eaton

Fire boat response crews battle the blazing remnants of the offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon.
April 16, 2020

Trump Administration Muzzles Own Safety Experts on Offshore Drilling Rule

Earthjustice attorney Chris Eaton explains how the Trump administration ignored the recommendations of its own engineers when it rolled back safety regulations, according to a news investigation.
Humo negro y fuego se ve en este incendio controlado en el Golfo de México luego de la explosión en el Deepwater Horizon, el 20 de abril del 2010
July 2, 2019

Estamos Demandando Con el Fin de Prevenir El Próximo Derrame de Crudo Como el de Deepwater Horizon

Exenciones y restricciones a la Regla del Control de Pozos ponen en riesgo muchas vidas
Dark clouds of smoke and fire rise from a controlled oil fire in the Gulf of Mexico following the April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon.
July 1, 2019

We’re Suing to Prevent the Next BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Disaster

Waivers and rollback of Well Control Rule put lives at risk.